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FDA Moves to Stem Trans Fats
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Nov 7, 2013 05:14 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Oilseed and food-processing industry groups spent Thursday trying to sort out the impact of a proposal by the Food and Drug Administration to phase out partially hydrogenated oils that produce trans fats.

The two most common partially hydrogenated oils used by the food industry come from soybean oil and cottonseed. Most often, these hydrogenated oils are used in processed foods that range from baked goods to frozen foods and condiments, as well as vegetable shorting and some margarine.

For soybean growers, the announcement by the FDA could move the industry to more broadly grow seed varieties that ...

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